Angola Population 2017

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Angola's estimated population is 22.8 million. As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 2.8 million people. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

Angola Population in 2017 Source: Fabio Vanin

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Angola Population Growth

Angola has one of the world's highest fertility rates at 5.54 children born per woman. This is causing rapid growth in Angola that will continue through the end of the century. With the current growth, Angola's population is expected to triple in less than 50 years.

Angola Population Density

About Angola

Official Name Republic of Angola
Languages Spoken Portuguese
Borders COG, COD, ZMB, NAM
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -12.5,18.5
Currencies Used AOA

Angola Population Clock

What is the population of Angola (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 645
Deaths Per Day 188
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 457
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Angola Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 44.07 births/thousand 2nd
Crude Death Rate 12.854 deaths/thousand 15th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand 0th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 53.483 years 195th
Life Expectancy (Male) 51.955 years 195th
Life Expectancy (Female) 55.024 years 194th
Total Fertility Rate 5.831 children/woman 5th
Net Reproduction Rate 2.243 surviving daughters/woman 9th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 88.548 deaths/1,000 live births 1st
Under Five Mortality 141.777 deaths/thousand 2nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.476 years 170th
Rate of Natural Increase 31.13 7th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.214% 196th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.532% 197th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 27.858% 193rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 45.157% 196th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 47.739% 197th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 42.552% 193rd
Crude Suicide Rate 10.6 suicides/thousand 63rd
Median Age (Total) 18.2 years 199th
Median Age (Female) 18.3 years 202nd
Median Age (Male) 18 years 199th

Angola Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 26,655,513 49.647% 50.353% 21 189 3.11% 50
2015 25,021,974 49.621% 50.379% 20 189 3.18% 51
2010 21,219,953 49.544% 50.456% 17 192 3.35% 53
2005 17,912,942 49.443% 50.557% 14 194 3.45% 59
2000 15,058,638 49.323% 50.677% 12 197 3.29% 61
1995 13,042,666 49.226% 50.774% 10 198 2.89% 62
1990 11,127,870 49.239% 50.761% 8 203 3.05% 62
1985 9,745,209 49.268% 50.732% 7 204 2.82% 69
1980 8,211,950 49.192% 50.808% 6 204 3.42% 71
1975 7,107,334 49.125% 50.875% 5 204 2.67% 72
1970 6,300,969 49.075% 50.925% 5 195 2.15% 71
1965 5,765,025 49.035% 50.965% 4 196 1.69% 71
1960 5,270,844 49.013% 50.987% 4 192 1.81% 70
1955 4,808,114 49.014% 50.986% 3 197 1.91% 71
1950 4,354,882 49.053% 50.947% 3 192 1.93% 72

Angola Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 29,245,334 49.682% 50.318% 23 189 3.06% 50
2025 34,015,730 49.728% 50.272% 27 184 2.96% 46
2030 39,351,269 49.76% 50.24% 31 180 2.84% 41
2035 45,229,515 49.779% 50.221% 36 179 2.69% 38
2040 51,580,876 49.786% 50.214% 41 174 2.53% 37
2045 58,349,269 49.784% 50.216% 46 173 2.37% 32
2050 65,473,207 49.772% 50.228% 52 166 2.21% 30
2055 72,904,609 49.756% 50.244% 58 161 2.06% 27
2060 80,565,198 49.735% 50.265% 64 158 1.91% 25
2065 88,359,147 49.713% 50.287% 70 156 1.76% 24
2070 96,195,674 49.688% 50.312% 77 153 1.61% 22
2075 103,977,320 49.662% 50.338% 83 145 1.47% 22
2080 111,604,164 49.634% 50.366% 89 136 1.33% 21
2085 118,974,739 49.605% 50.395% 95 130 1.2% 19
2090 126,013,735 49.576% 50.424% 101 123 1.07% 19
2095 132,625,191 49.548% 50.452% 106 121 0.95% 19
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations